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CS/SB 1712: Mental Health

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice ; Storms

Mental Health; Authorizing, in certain circumstances, continuation of psychotherapeutic medication for individuals receiving such medication in a jail before admission to a psychiatric or forensic facility; requiring forensic evaluator training for mental health experts appointed to evaluate defendants for competency to proceed or for sanity at the time of the commission of the offense; requiring the Department of Children and Family Services to maintain and annually provide the courts with a forensic evaluator registry; standardizing the protocols, procedures, and criteria used in reporting expert findings in determining competency in juvenile cases; revising requirements related to the forensic evaluator training program that appointed experts must complete; requiring experts after a specified date to have completed such training, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Budget
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Budget (BC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/6/2012 Senate • Filed
1/17/2012 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Health Regulation; Budget -SJ 229
• Introduced -SJ 229
1/31/2012 Senate • Original reference(s) removed: Health Regulation
• References corrected to Criminal Justice; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Budget -SJ 300
2/14/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 02/16/12, 10:30 am, 37 Senate Office Building
2/16/2012 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 524
2/17/2012 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/20/2012 Senate • Now in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs -SJ 524
2/21/2012 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 540
3/1/2012 Senate • Withdrawn from Children, Families, and Elder Affairs -SJ 726
• Now in Budget
3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Budget